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Bouncing Boss Battle

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Bouncing Boss Battle
30-second clips of "Bouncing Boss Battle"
from various Kirby games.
Debut appearance Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Battle Royale
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby Fighters 2
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando
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"Bouncing Boss Battle" is a musical piece composed by Hirokazu Ando and serves as the regular boss battle theme in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.


"Bouncing Boss Battle" shares the melody of Floral Fields' second section which is one of the leitmotifs of Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

In addition to electronic music, brass instrumentation and piano are featured in this theme.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

"Bouncing Boss Battle" can be found as Track 15 in the game's Jukebox.

As the regular boss theme, it's used in every boss battle at the end of Level 1 to 5 in Story Mode and Dededetour!:

However, the five bosses return for revenge in Royal Road. For their revenge battle, the theme Revenge of the Enemy is used instead.

In The Arena and The True Arena, Arena Showdown is used instead for those five bosses:

  • Triple Deluxe's orchestral remix for The Arena battle
  • Triple Deluxe's new heavy metal remix for The True Arena battle, resembling the original heavy metal version in The True Arena of Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

A portion of "Bouncing Boss Battle" is remixed into the title screen theme of Kirby Fighters Deluxe, itself titled "Kirby Fighters Deluxe",[1] which plays at the same tempo as the original and is in B Minor. It also uses a phrase from "The World to Win". This theme is also remixed into the battle transition themes for the Single-Player campaign, and additionally plays during the final phase of the fight against Team DDD in all modes besides Very Hard.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe[edit]

In the Sub-Game upgrade spinoff Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, "Bouncing Boss Battle" is remixed with a slower tempo to serve as the music for the fourth stage.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In The True Arena, "Kirby Fighters Deluxe" is reused for Mid-Boss All-Stars 2.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

"Kirby Fighters Deluxe" is once again used for the Kirby clone ambush in the prologue to Dedede's Cake Royale.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The Drum Dash Deluxe version of "Bouncing Boss Battle" is reused for the Twin Bonkers Mid-Boss battle on Extra Planet β. It can be found as Track 99 in the Jukebox as of Version 4.0.0.

The original version of "Bouncing Boss Battle" is reused for certain Ambush/Mid-Boss All-Stars battles on the Sizzling Threat, Infernal Crisis, Soul Melter and Soul Melter EX difficulties of The Ultimate Choice. It can be found as Track 201 in the Jukebox as of Version 4.0.0.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

After beating Story Mode: The Destined Rivals, a new menu theme becomes available for the game, named "History of Kirby Fighters"[2]. As the name implies, this theme is a medley of the title themes from the first three Kirby Fighters games. This same remix, with an extended intro, is also the Secret Song for the Stage of the Partners.

"Kirby Fighters Deluxe" is remixed for the theme song of Kirby Fighters 2's Single-Handed Mode. Notably, it adds a new second section to the song featuring a faster, more frantic version of "Hypernova Inhale", just like in "The World to Win".

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

The "History of Kirby Fighters" arrangement from Kirby Fighters 2 plays in the Tower of Mid-Bosses in Nutty Noon - Stage 5 in Extra Mode if one takes the secret path.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とびだせ!おく手前てまえへボスバトル
tobidase! okuhe temaehe bosu batoru
Bounce! Boss Battle Back and Forth
  • おく手前てまえ (back and forth) could be a reference to how bosses in Kirby: Triple Deluxe utilize the two-plane system to move back and forth in the stage.
French Bouncing Boss Battle -
German Bouncing Boss Battle -
Italian Bouncing Boss Battle -
Korean 안팎을 오가며 보스 배틀
anpakk-eul ogamyeo boseu baeteul
Boss Battle Back and Forth
Spanish Bouncing Boss Battle -

See also[edit]


  1. Miiverse - イシダ's post (archive)
  2. Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Jukebox